Water Taxi


*Due to water conditions, the Water Taxi is out of service in January and February.  Service returns March 2020.*

Get to The Wharf on the Water

If you’re checking out the region’s waterfront destinations, there’s no better way to travel than by water taxi. Come to The Wharf’s Transit Pier to catch a ride to Georgetown in DC, Old Town Alexandria in Virginia, or National Harbor in Maryland—and enjoy the scenic views of the nation’s capital from the Potomac.

Commute by Water Taxi

The Potomac Riverboat Company is pleased to offer early-morning commuter water taxi routes, beginning Memorial Day 2019. Enjoy a 25-minute traffic-free commute by water from Alexandria to The Wharf and L’Enfant Plaza. Service starts at 6:40 AM and runs until 9:20 PM giving you plenty of flexibility for your workday.

Fares to Georgetown, Alexandria, and National Harbor

One-Way: Adults starting at $10 | Children (Ages 2–11) starting at $7
Roundtrip: Adults starting at $18 | Children (Ages 2–11) starting at $12.60
Season Pass: $199

During the Metro Shutdown in Summer 2019, people who live and work in Alexandria are eligible for commuter reimbursement, bringing cost of a Round Trip Ticket down to $2, and the cost of a 2019 Commuter Pass down to $99.  Learn more at the Alexandria, VA Metro Platform Project webpage.

Due to water conditions, the Water Taxi operates March-December each year.

To view the schedule and purchase tickets, visit the Potomac Riverboat Company website.

Get Your Fill at The Wharf

Fresh seafood is a given at DC’s Southwest Waterfront. But The Wharf offers more, including a wide selection of distinctive choices for food, drinks, and entertainment while you eat. Watch the chefs prepare your meal. Listen to live music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.

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Browse the Shops

Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.

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